Our local weather was indirectly influenced by Hurricane Michael Oct 9th. Before day light a heavy rain storm came in off the ocean. The rest of the morning we dodged light, fast moving showers. Did see 21 bird species without getting too far from shelter. Species seen,

Mottled Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Green Heron, White Ibis, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Clapper Rail (heard, not seen), Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Fish Crow, Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird and Common Grackle.

Do come join us for our next field trip.

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge  (3)

Sat Nov 10

We’ll walk wooded trails looking for songbirds and the dike trail around impoundment looking for waders and shore birds. Bring water, snacks and bug spray. And lunch if you want to picnic.

Questions, call Gail,  386-428-0447 or 386-690-0562